In that logic of the market, all relationships are reduced to the laws of supply and demand, seduction and manipulation, opportunism and cheating. We are all customers and salesmen. We cheat and are cheated on. Our needs have to be satisfied. We give the customer what he wants. Intersubjectivity as a subdued exercise of power, opportunistic and fake: those who sell themselves best, score on the marketplace.
In De KOE verkoopt De Wet van Engel the audience, the consumers of culture, are effusively pampered and entertained, with the purpose of selling the play and the company. And to please the spectator. Because happy customers return happily. The actors sell themselves to each other and the audience, and throw everything into battle to win the favor of the spectator. Private life, emotional blackmail and special effects. In confusing times of isolation, estrangement and violence, they offer them the illusion of the warm home of the theater family, an evening full of fun, emotion, humor, magic, intoxication, recognition, sincerity, warmth and security.